Google Play Services becomes the first app on Google Play Store to reach 10 billion downloads. Actually, this google app is default built-in mobile application that takes care of updates for all apps from Google and those in the Play Store, among other things.
For the first time in the history of Google Play Store, an application has finally reached the symbolic threshold of 10 billion downloads. This record is obviously held by Google Play Service, the essential application for Android smart phones equipped with Google Mobile Services. Since July 30, the counter on the Play Store page for the application displays “10,000,000,000+”. Other Google apps, like Gmail, will follow Google PS in the coming weeks.
Google Play Services: 10 billion users in 8 years
As a reminder, the application had already reached 5 billion downloads during the month of July 2017. In just 3 years, the number of users has therefore doubled. However, it should mention that most Android users do not need to manually download Google application for services. For the most part, the app is landed into their Android device by default.
Launched in early 2012, the google app allows the automatic performance of basic tasks such as authenticating to services, synchronizing contacts, remembering your settings or managing the location service of your smartphone. The application also allows your smartphone to quickly process requests even when there is no connection.
Above all, the app manages as a backdrop all the updates of the applications present on your Android smartphone. Concretely, the service is constantly looking for new versions of APKs present on your terminal. To function, the application therefore requires a large number of permissions and also consumes a lot of battery. However, it is essential for the normal functioning of your Android Smartphone. Unlike other apps on your phone, it isn’t visible in the app drawer. Google Play Services is only accessible in the settings of your Android device.